Amending the Performing Arts Institutions Act

The intention to draft along with the planned changes was sent to the stakeholders in this field of activity in February 2016. Since then, there have been various meetings with relevant representatives.
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Cultural Budget 2018

In 2018, pay rise for cultural workers and youth sports coaches is in store as well as increased number of artists’ and writers’ salaries. 

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European Capital of Culture

The Estonian Ministry of Culture together with the Association of Estonian Cities announces the call for applications for the title of the European Capital of Culture 2024 in Estonia.

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Heritage Conservation Reform

Heritage Conservation Reform is a priority for the Ministry of Culture.


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Changes in principles of financing sports

During the State Budget negotiations of 2015, the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Finance agreed that the principles of financing sports would be reviewed with representatives of the sports sector.


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Ministry of Culture

Area of Government

The area of government for the Ministry of Culture is organising the state’s culture, sports, and heritage conservation activities and promoting the state’s fine arts, coordinating the state’s implementation of media and audio visual policy and integration strategy. 

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Indrek Saar


Minister of Culture Indrek Saar

Indrek Saar has been the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia since 9 April 2015. He belongs to the Estonian Social Democratic Party.

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